Concussion Sensing Helmet Could Save Athletes’ Lives [Video]
New technology from the sport equipment manufacturer will help identify possibly injured players on the field.
The growth of concussion and head trauma awareness in football over the past decade has led to a slew of procedural changes in an attempt to curb occurrence. Defenseless receiver rules, helmet-to-helmet violations, and moving kickoffs up to the 35-yard line are all attempts to make football safer by reducing high-impact hits on players’ heads. Even so, head trauma can still occur without players and trainers even knowing, which only compounds its severity. Hopefully, InSite can change that.
At a conference earlier in the week attended by PSFK, Riddell sports equipment unveiled the InSite Impact Response System. A new integrated monitoring tool with alert capabilities, the InSite is designed for proactive concussion protection in football players.